American Association of School Librarians

School librarians working together in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas to advance ESSA state planning

CHICAGO – Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. More than 175 school librarians and educational stakeholders in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas attended workshops Nov. 13-15 highlighting the intersections between ESSA provisions and effective school library programs.

Idaho and Oklahoma school librarians sprinting towards ESSA implementation

CHICAGO – On Nov 1., school librarians and educational stakeholders in Oklahoma and Idaho attended workshops dedicated to unpacking the provisions for school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The workshops focused on highlighting opportunities within ESSA language for school librarians and school libraries to be addressed in state and local plans.

AASL invites concurrent session proposals for its 18th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its 18th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Complete proposals must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

AASL presents 30 ESSA state workshops in 60 days

CHICAGO – When presentations wrapped in Nebraska and Alaska on Nov. 11, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) completed a monumental task of facilitating 30 state-level Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) workshops in only 60 days. The workshops, presented in collaboration with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office, focused on highlighting opportunities within ESSA language for school librarians and school libraries to be addressed in state and local plans.

School librarians in Missouri, Hawaii and Alabama prepared for ESSA state planning

CHICAGO – School librarians in three additional states are prepared and eager to participate in the development of their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. Along with other educational stakeholders, school librarians in Missouri, Hawaii and Alabama attended workshops on Oct. 28 and 29 highlighting the intersections between ESSA provisions and effective school library programs.

ESSA workshops right on time for Pennsylvania and Connecticut school librarians

CHICAGO – On Oct. 25, school librarians and educational stakeholders in Pennsylvania and Connecticut attended workshops dedicated to unpacking the provisions for school libraries in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The workshops focused on highlighting opportunities within ESSA language for school librarians and school libraries to be addressed in state and local plans.

Melody Townley selected as AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Melody Townley has been selected as one of two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) sponsored participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2017 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Townley and Denise Tabscott will join 48 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Denise Tabscott selected as AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Denise Tabscott has been selected as one of two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) sponsored participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2017 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Tabscott and Melody Townley will join 48 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Utah, Washington and Minnesota school librarians ready for ESSA state planning

CHICAGO – Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. School librarians and educational stakeholders in Utah, Washington, and Minnesota attended workshops on Oct. 12-13 highlighting the intersections between ESSA provisions and effective school library programs.

Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina add their voice to ESSA state planning

CHICAGO –Three additional states have added their voice to the call for school librarian participation in the development of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state implementation plans. More than 150 school librarians and educational stakeholders in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina attended workshops on Oct. 20 and 21 highlighting the intersections between ESSA provisions and effective school library programs.

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